What does Lu mean?
Lu /lu/ as a girls' name. Lu's roots are Old German and Latin, and the meaning of Lu is "famous warrior; light; famous warrior; other, foreign". Lu is an alternate form of Lou: short transcription of Louann. Lu is also a variant of Louise (Old German). Lu is also used as a form of Lucy (Latin) and Luella (Old English, Old German).
How popular is Lu?
Lu is a very prominent first name for females (#1758 out of 4276, Top 41%) and also a very prominent surname for all people (#1424 out of 150436, Top 1%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)
Shown below is the birth name statistics of Lu for girls. Lu entered the list in 1950-1959 and reached its highest rank of #686 in the U.S. in the 1950s, but is not found in the list currently. (Top 1000 Names, 2014)
Shown below is a comparison of the popularity of the girl name Lu and associated names. Prominent alternative forms of Lu are Lucy (#62 the previous year), Lucia (#230), Lola (#236), Luisa, Lulu, Luz, Luella, Lula, Lucie, Lou, Louise and Lois. Adoption of these forms of Lu was at its highest during 1900-1909 (usage of 0.67%) and is now significantly lower (usage 0.19%, down 72%), with forms such as Lou becoming somewhat dated. Lucy has been the most well-known version, although Lola seems to be becoming a favorite too.
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